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Nuggets entertain the Thunder

January 09, 2014 18:07:25 UK

Two games behind the Dallas Mavericks in the fight for the eighth place in the Western Conference, the Denver Nuggets face the challenge of the Thunder when Oklahoma City comes into town.

Denver has won three straight after an eight-game losing streak through the end of the year had dropped the Nuggets in the standings.

Sunday Denver lit up the Los Angeles Lakers for 137 points and followed up that victory with a 129-98 rout of the Boston Celtics on Tuesday at the Pepsi Center.

Randy Foye was 8-of-17 for the hosts including 7-of-12 from downtown as the Nuggets rained 3-point attempts on the Celtics hitting 14-of-31 on the night.

The Thunder arrive in town after showing their vulnerability in a 112-101 setback to the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City.

Kevin Durant displayed his MVP form with 48 points, but with no Russell Westbrook available and Serge Ibaka out with the flu only Reggie Jackson chipped in with support adding 20 of his own.

Over in Brooklyn the Golden State Warriors 10 game winning streak came to an end as they fell 102-98 to the Nets at the Barclays Center.

Stephen Curry had 34 points for the visitors, but Brooklyn countered with depth as Mirza Teletovic and Andray Blatche came off the bench to good effect to compliment a solid performance from the Nets starting five.

Down in Los Angeles the Clippers took advantage of the Golden State setback to move a game ahead of their rivals in the Pacific Division with a 111-105 victory over the Boston Celtics at the Staples Center.

The Clippers areĀ 7.00 to win the Western Conference, with the Warriors 12.00.

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